Poor Gal Gadot, One minute she was just a talented, beautiful young actress minding her own business. Now she carries the hopes and dreams of an entire nation after having been cast as Wonder Woman in Superman Vs Batman. And as is the way with the internet, she was also minutely examined for her fitness for the role. She she’s given her first interview on the hubbub. Since Gadot is Israeli, it was in Hebrew, but a fan has translated it, and to be fair, it’s pretty awesome.
When asked about those who claim that she’s too skinny for the role, Gadot had this to say: “Hmm. I represent the Wonder Woman of the new world. Breasts… anyone can buy for 9,000 shekels and everything is fine. By the way, Wonder Woman is amazonian, and historically accurate amazonian women actually had only one breast. So, if I’d really go ‘by the book’…it’d be problematic.” She also spoke about the physical grind of preparing for the role. “It’s the physical preparations that I’m starting now,” said Gadot. “A very serious training regimen – Kung Fu, kickboxing, swords, jujutsu, Brazilian…1,000 and 1 things…I’ll gain body mass.”
You hear that people? Body Mass. WE hear milkshakes are good for that kind of thing.
shes pretty enough, have to see how big her breasts are to make an informed descision about casting her as wonder woman
I would have picked the chick who played Deja Thoris in John Carter, but just like every other comic book fan, no one in Hollywood actually cares what I think. :P
By the book? Maybe she should read the actual books before opening her big mouth. The Amazons in Wonder Woman are different than traditional myth. This is akin to a cast member on Walking Dead talking about voodoo rituals and traditional zombies when the show has nothing to do with that and uses modern Romero ones. This is like Bale talking about reading Dracula to learn to be Batman. There are hundreds of comics for her to read. Heaven forbid she pick one up. She is only playing the famous character in them.
As for her weight… eh. Too often Hollywood prefers the fashion runway heroin chic to a more athletic build. I will believe it when I see it. Plus I hardly trust Goyer and Snyder or anyone else at Warners. Man Of Steel was an abomination to me.
Well, fans, if you want to go “by the book”, go check out the Golden Age Wonder Woman, who was created as a role model for girls, not pin-up crazed men. Very slim, graceful, and a bit glamorous.
Oh? Too far back? The general public doesn’t remember that version?
Okay… let’s check out the art on the character t-shirts that sell at Target and Gap Kids. Oh, look… it’s the classic artwork from José Luis García-López, circa 1980! The “Super Powers” designs… strong, smiling, feminine, and… rather slim, yet muscled.
Or maybe the general public knows her from the Justice League Unlimited cartoons… okay… that version is a bit stylized, a bit exaggerated, but not busty at all.
So, can we all shut up about the casting until the movie actually screens, or do I have to beat some sense into your thick skull with my Daniel Craig James Bond action figure?
Wonder Woman is an iconic figure, attributes to nerdgasms everywhere, and is the most recognizable woman in comic books.
That said, I don’t believe there is any actress that could possibly fill her shoes perfectly….because she’s fictional. The very idea that anyone would debate whether or not she can fill the role based on the size of her breasts, rather than her acting ability is silly….and sad.
It reminds me of the debate over Catwoman in Dark Knight Rises….
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